C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes,
  • And gaping mouth that testified surprise.
  • Dryden.

  • You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come,
  • Knock as you please, there’s nobody at home.
  • Pope.

  • He trudged along, unknowing what he sought,
  • And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
  • Dryden.